In his weekly radio address, President Obama continued his war on climate change and prepared for the battle in Congress for regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases by as much as 25% over 15 years. "As president, and as a parent, I refuse to condemn our children to a planet that's beyond fixing."
Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged American universities' international reputations.
Last night was primary night in California kicking off the 2014 election season. For some, races are too still close to call. For others, last night featured little drama. Here are some of the top takeaways.
President Obama’s exchange of 5 high-ranking Taliban murderers for a soldier who possibly was a deserter and collaborator encapsulates everything that is wrong with this administration’s foreign policy. The serial failures of the past 5 years reflect a toxic brew of partisan politics and naïve ideology.
SAN FRANCISCO — Neel Kashkari, the newly named Republican nominee for governor of California, has a big task ahead of him: start remaking a party that does not hold a single statewide office, wields almost no power in the State Legislature and has suffered a seemingly inexorable erosion of its share of the state’s registered voters, now at just over 28 percent.
Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level.